Selectmen’s Meeting, October 12, 2023

October 12, 2023

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Susan Ford, Colby Pert. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, by phone Allen Kratz.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded, and voted to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed treasurer’s warrant for $14840.16: administration $1,495.67; fire protection $8,637.65; town office equipment $695.55; general assistance $876.50; road signs $165.30; sludge $180; town office $375; Walker Pond $330; clearing:m/v $1257; animal control $168.66.

CEO REPORT: 1. Will check on the new trees planted on Walker Pond property; 2. processed plumbing permit on the Pesek property on Mission Way; 3. received a building notification form for a new garage on Sis Porter Road; 4. keeping up with the building notification forms on new building.

DISCUSSION and/or ACTION ITEMS: 1) Efficiency Grant – Lineup of contractors. Sheahan met with Woodward & Sons to get an estimate on the work to be done in the basement of the town office. Astbury will check with the installer of the heat pumps.
Pert had a letter from Andrew McCullough regarding the concrete blocks that are cracking on the town vault. They have been patched but rest of the work will wait for spring.
Ford reported that the stand-up desk is no longer being produced. Moved, seconded, and voted to purchase the next priced desk.
Moved, seconded and voted to purchase the liner for the Ellsworth American’s annual commitment to veterans for $32.

UNRESOLVED BUSINESS: Stacy Emerton will plow the Walker Pond road this winter.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: A request to store papers written in 1847 about the Sargent Family genealogy in the Sargentville Library box in the vault was approved by the selectmen.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Kratz stated that October 26 is the official start date for the Community Action Grant work.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant